The Traveler

October 1st, 2010







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Plot
On the Christmas Eve in a small town, a stranger enters in the precinct and tells the Desk Sergeant Gulloy that he had murdered six people...

Release Year: 2010

Rating: 4.0/10 (1,888 voted)

Director: Michael Oblowitz

Stars: Val Kilmer, Dylan Neal, Paul McGillion

Storyline
On the Christmas Eve in a small town, a stranger enters in the precinct and tells the Desk Sergeant Gulloy that he had murdered six people. Detective Alexander Black arrests the man in a cell and Deputy Jerry Pine, Deputy Jane Hollow, Deputy Toby Sherwood and Deputy Jack Hawkins are not able to identify him since the stranger does not have fingerprints. They call him Mr. Nobody and Deputy Hawkins recalls that he resembles the haired drifter that they had arrested and tortured one year ago, when the daughter of Detective Black had vanished. Along the night, while Mr. Nobody confesses each murder and whistles Lacrimosa from Mozart's Requiem, each deputy dies. Sooner Detective Black discovers that Mr. Nobody is a revengeful spirit that has come to kill them for what they did to the drifter one year ago and they are doomed to die.

Cast:
Val Kilmer - Mr. Nobody / Drifter
Dylan Neal - Detective Alexander Black
Paul McGillion - Deputy Jerry Pine
Camille Sullivan - Deputy Jane Hollows
Nels Lennarson - Deputy Toby Sherwood
Chris Gauthier - Desk Sargeant Gulloy (as Christopher Gauthier)
John Cassini - Deputy Jack Hawkins
Sierra Pitkin - Mary Black
Panou - Trooper Vitelli
Denyc - Trooper Velasquez

Taglines: How do you catch a killer you've already caught?

Release Date: October 2010

Filming Locations: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: Supposedly, Mary Black was alone when she was abducted. Yet, the photo of Mary on her father's desk seems to have been taken on the same day in the same outfit in the same spot where the abduction took place, as verified by flash images of the crime.

Quotes:
[first lines]
Mary Black: [calling her cat named "Shining"] Shining. Shining.



User Review

"They Pay You for the Bad Ones Too..."

Rating: 1/10

Once when asked about a particular cinematic floater that he had appeared in Robert Mitchum replied, "They pay you for the bad ones too!" I am assuming that Val Kilmer has adopted that as his personal mantra to get him through this latest phase of his career. So far in the past week I have watched Kilmer in The Traveler, Streets of Blood and The Thaw and all of them are terrible.

The Traveler shows promise at the start, despite the derivative nature of the script and the stereotypes that take the place of characters. Once the supernatural huggery-muggery begins that promise rapidly begins to fade. The story makes no sense. At first it is hinted that Kilmer is the ghost of a wrongly killed man and he is going to enact revenge on the deserving occupants of the police station a la High Plains Drifter. If the script would have stayed with that angle it might have produced an interesting film,if only on the simplistic and preachy level of an old Twilight Zone. But the pernicious influence of M. Night Shyamalan on a whole generation of lame hack writers forces the offending scripter to try a big twist at the end and--a common failing with gimmicks of this type--the big reveal is absurd and makes no sense. It also invalidates everything that came before in terms of logic or coherence. Blame the screenwriter. This is bad work.But somebody got paid for it...









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